Netflix and Amazon show more interest in Latin American productions

The platforms with the largest audience in the world are interested in betting on Latin America in this new normal, where there are thousands of people who are showing more interest in content that can be enjoyed from home.

For Recinos Kriscia

The interest of the main streaming services, for Latin American productions is growing and they are increasingly looking for more international content, benefiting production companies that offer novel and alternative materials.

"The interesting thing is that Netflix and Amazon are interested in Spanish-speaking projects", asegura Terri Thrush, freelance director and screenwriter, who for two decades has been making a career in the United States.

According to the Panamanian professional, the platforms with the largest audience in the world are interested in betting on Latin America in this new normal, where there are thousands of people who are showing more interest in content that can be enjoyed from home.

He added, "We have already been working with less funding, with few resources and for us it is easier to adapt to any situation ".

It is no secret to anyone that, unlike the United States and Europe, Latin American film production does not always have significant government funding. Resources must be sought with private investors who are willing to bet on art.

“I think it's time for everyone to get involved, who understands that fine arts are necessary for a happy and balanced society. By supporting art, all kinds of businesses are being supported ", recordó Thrush.

The producer made a call to bet on the item that generates thousands of jobs, including transport, personnel installing equipment, makeup and wardrobe professionals, who provide food, screenwriters and actors who become the visible face of everyone who works behind the scenes.

"There are people who need to work and have lost their income", pointed.

Consumers are setting the tone, leaning their preferences towards the cinema, TV series and documentaries but without leaving their homes. Terri believes that it is a unique opportunity to encourage cultural companies, educational and entertainment activities to make free materials available.

Another alternative suggested by the filmmaker is to return to the models followed by Italy and other countries, where governments hire private television stations to educate and bring educational programs to remote places, making class modules more accessible.

Who is Terri Thrush?

Terri Thrush is a director, Freelance writer and producer who started her career in Los Angeles, California, where he worked in dozens of Hollywood movies and television series between 1998 until the 2017. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) with an emphasis on the Film and TV Business from the American Film Institute.

Her filmography includes works that have been selected and awarded at international film festivals as a producer, among them "La Llorona del Río" (2000), as director "Walking Without Shoes" (2004), winner of the Best Latin Short Film Award 2000-2005 in different Film Festivals such as the Havana Film Festival, Vienna International Short Film Festival, New York Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, Chicago International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and also received awards from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, "NALIP". He has also received an Emmy award for the documentary project “No Más” about Roberto Durán versus Sugar Ray Leonard.